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Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 8 July 2002, Official Report, columns 65052W, on export licences, with which countries the Government attach importance to the maintenance of a strong and dynamic defence relationship. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Pursuant to the answer of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 8 July 2002, Official Report, columns 65052W, the Government attach importance to maintaining strong and dynamic defence relationships with our NATO allies, our EU partners, and many other countries around the world who share our commitment to international peace and stability.
Mr. Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the method of handling the applications for asylum by two boys in Melbourne on 18 July. 
Mr. MacShane: It is the responsibility of the Australian authorities to deal with applications for asylum in Australia in accordance with their obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention. While the brothers remained in the Consulate in Melbourne they were allowed access to legal representation, provided with food and drink, and given the opportunity to telephone their parents.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 16 July 2002, Official Report, column 175W, on overseas territories, with which overseas territories his Department is consulting about refining and improving their statistical returns. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: [holding reply of 22 July]: We maintain a dialogue with all overseas territories over governance issues including, as appropriate, statistics. HMG is providing assistance to help refine and improve the statistical returns in Anguilla and Turks and Caicos Islands through DFID's development programme and has,
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in the past, provided such assistance to Gibraltar. St. Helena has received similar support through the United Nations Development Programme. In addition, the Governments of other Overseas Territories have from time to time employed external consultants to assist them in producing statistical data. This has been the case in the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Cayman Islands.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2002, ref. 68235, if he will list his travellers tips for gay travellers and his guidelines on forced marriage. 
Mr. MacShane: This Department aims to be as helpful as possible in responding to hon. Members' questions. Where it is helpful to refer hon. Members to other documents as part of the substantive reply, this may be done by making hard copies of documents available in the Libraries of the House, or by reference to material available on the Department's website. Such documents are currently retained on the FCO website indefinitely.
Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 21 June 2002, Official Report, column 633W, on Malcolm Rennie/Brian Peters, whether the document that his Department has agreed to publish will include (a) the Department's correspondence with Mr. Rennie's and Mr. Peters' families from 1975 to 1977 and (b) the minutes of the meetings with Mr. Horta in 1976 and Mr. Dunn in 1977. 
documents about an approach made to the FCO in 1976 by an MP on behalf of relatives of Malcolm Rennie. I am informed that other correspondence with relatives of Mr. Rennie and Mr. Peters was routinely destroyed after some years in accordance with the usual practice for consular case files.
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 20 June 2002, Official Report, columns 53435W, on bilateral ministerial meetings, on what date Baroness Amos visited Dublin in July 2001; and which Ministers she met during her visit. 
Peter Hain: On 22 July 2001, my noble Friend Baroness Amos attended the memorial service in Dublin to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination in 1976 of Christopher Ewart-Biggs, Ambassador to Ireland. She met the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Cowen, as well as a number of other senior Irish representatives.
the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences (which covers the girl child)
the Secretary-General's Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict.
Given the existing mechanisms, we do not believe that the creation of an additional Special Rapporteur would be the most efficient or practical way of addressing the immediate problems faced by these children although we continue to consider all proposals on their merits.
Sir John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the actual and planned grant-in-aid to the (a) BBC World Service and (b) British Council for each of the years 199091 to 200506, expressed in constant prices. 
Mr. MacShane: The table lists actual grant in aid outturns for the BBC World Service and the British Council from 199091 to 200102 and plans for 200203 to 200506. All figures are stated in real terms at current prices (200203). Plans are on a full resource budgeting basis, net of depreciation. From 199798 the BBC World Service grant in aid has included c. £4 million in respect of overseas relay station costs transferred from the FCO and from 199899 it has included c. £4 million to £5 million in respect of the World Service's subscription to BBC Monitoring.
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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1 April; and what the (a) closing date and (b) website address of each were. 
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